TOMORROW! New Year, New Tactics Virtual Event
Join the BCHA & Jennifer Woppenkamp, Associate at Blue Mountain Solutions, on Dec.14 at 1pm, for an enlightening session to help business leaders streamline their efforts and tap into the potential of their teams.

InnFocus Magazine Out Now!
Have you read the winter issue of InnFocus Magazine yet? The issue features a range of articles on topics that include: Recruiting Management Staff, Enhancing Cybersecurity 
Challenging Property Tax Assessments and much more.

Meet the Team | Kelsey Millman
The eyes and ears of the BCHA brand, Kelsey manages all of BCHA's communications touchpoints, ensuring members have the tools to stay up to date on industry happenings. (She also enjoys getting the BCHA team to participate in the latest TikTok trend.)

Liberal Party announces Official Opposition Shadow Ministers
Following the announcement of David Eby’s new cabinet and the creation of several new ministries, BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon released a statement along with the new Official Opposition shadow ministers.
Coalition Pens Letter for Investment in Outdoor Sector
A coalition representing the interests of the recreation and tourism sector recently sent a letter to new Premier David Eby asking that Budget 2023 include provisions for long-term sustainable funding to support the outdoor sector and BC's communities.
BC THC Award Nominations End This Week!
Nominate by Dec.15 for Awards that include: Indigenous Operator or Experience, Sustainability, Employees First, Business Woman of the Year, Innovation, Community Contribution & Impact, Professional Excellence, Access and Inclusion, and Remarkable Experience.

Webinar Recording | FREE Energy Efficiency Upgrades & Rebates for Hotels
TOTA’s Energy Analyst hosted a webinar with Jordan Fisher, Chief Decarbonization Officer of FRESCo, on how hotels and tourism businesses can access Energy Efficiency updates, support, and financial savings. Watch today!

WORTH Association Updates
Looking to further support women of recreation tourism and hospitality in the new year? Get involved and support the important work that WORTH is leading!

Images from SPARK 2022 Now Available!
Use password SPARK2022 to view pictures from the conference from our on-site photographer, Brad Kasselman. Sharing pictures on your social media? Make sure to credit @kasselmancreative and tag @ablebc and @bchotelassociation

Governments Restore Order to Short-Term Rentals
Like similar apps such as Uber — Airbnb and other “short-term rental” or STR apps quickly gave rise to problems that no one had anticipated, such as noise and damage to property caused by unruly guests.

BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference
March 1-3, 2023
Submit award nomination by Dec. 15!
January 22-25, 2023
2023 International Indigenous Tourism Conference
March 8-10
BCHA Summit Returns!
May 1-2, 2022
Coast Hotels Wins Regional Company of the Year Award!
450 hospitality-industry professionals gathered to celebrate winners of KML’s Pinnacle Awards. The 33rd-annual awards gala honoured outstanding companies in the Canadian foodservice-and-hospitality industry. Congratulations to BC-based hotel chain, Coast Hotels for winning the coveted Regional Company of the Year Award!

Happy "Member-versary"!
Welcome to the BCHA, our new members:
And a very happy 1-year BCHA anniversary to:

Thank you for being an integral part of our community!

PSST... Member Discount!
New member, The Baker Hotel is sharing a special offer to BCHA members. Book directly online, by email, or by phone by Dec.31,2023, and get a $30 food voucher for The Fenwick & Baker Social House. Reference: BCHA-M2M